Why the Kindle Is Good for the Planet – Earth2Tech
According to a fascinating report from the Cleantech Group, called The Environmental Impact of Amazon’s Kindle, one e-Book device on average can displace the buying of about 22.5 physical books per year, and thus deliver an estimated savings of 168 kg of CO2 per year.
Sony’s PS3 Slim Carries Updated Cell Chip – PC World
Chip production enhancements for the Cell could deliver some cost benefits to users, said Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research. The chips will become more power efficient and users may see some energy savings, Peddie said.
Smaller chips also cost less to produce, which may have contributed to the lower console price, Peddie said. That could also set the stage for further price drops in the future.
Nissan puts the brakes on server sprawl at Tennessee plants – Manufacturing Computing Solutions
Nissan North America says it has slashed the number of servers needed for its manufacturing operations from 159 to just 28 at its Smyrna and Decherd, Tennessee plants. Phil D’Antonio, Nissan’s manager of conveyors and controls engineering, says the consolidation has increased production efficiency and cut energy usage by 34%.
Photos: Inside the Equinix Sydney2 data centre – iTnews.com.au
The main changes in layout and configuration of the Sydney2 data centre were driven by what Mann described as an obligation for the data centre industry to become more efficient.
The centre was one of, if not the first in Sydney to incorporate airside economisers into the construction to enable ‘free cooling’ in the right environmental conditions.
SSDs require new array architectures – InfoStor
While SSDs promise simplicity, the limitations of traditional storage architectures can stand in the way of simplicity. While in many domains solid state is the fodder for a new generation of innovation including bus architectures, disk and memory caching techniques, b-tree algorithms, parallel file systems, read/write techniques, and more solid state has to date generated very little change in the architecture of traditional enterprise storage arrays.
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